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2/31

July will be a month of greens. Get ready.

2013-07-02 17.26.31

 

2 avocados, lemon juice, sun-dried tomatos, salt, dill, basil, arugula, garlic scapes, butter lettuce, lots of kale microgreens, 1/2 of a zucchini cut into match sticks

2013-07-02 17.43.49

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kale salad video

A beautiful video by Logan Chadde, documenting a lovely lunch I made last spring.

Kale Salad from Logan Chadde on Vimeo.

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big salads and lots of fruit

tahini-sumac-citrus-dressing

romaine / mixed baby greens / sunflower sprouts / green onions /
beautiful locally-grown greenhouse tomatos / cucumber / grape tomatos /
raw tahini / fresh lemon & orange juice / fresh grated ginger / sumac /

I’ve been experimenting with the Douglas Graham’s 80/10/10 diet. This is a raw vegan diet consisting 80% of calories from carbohydrates (raw ripe fruit), 10% of calories from protein (raw leafy greens and vegetables), and 10% of calories from fat (avocado, nuts, seeds). Actually extending this out into a day is pretty odd looking (example here). On the fruit end of things, you’re gonna eat 2-3 fruit meals where a “meal” could look like 10 pears, a bunch of bananas, a pound of dates, or 4 pounds of clementines. You get bio-available protein from leafy greens and vegetables which are extremely low in calories and high in water content. That means, again, you’re eating a LOT of these – a few heads of lettuce for an individual dinner salad! Fat is on the other end of the scale, waay less than I’m used to. 10% of a 2000 calorie/day diet is 200 calories/day, which looks like 2 tablespoons of (raw) tahini, a handful of nuts, or half of an avocado.

I’m quite surprised about how easy this has been for me – I’m actually REALLY enjoying it! My stomach (being a muscle) is not yet used to eating such high quantities of biomass in one sitting, but this really is a diet of abundance and the complete opposite of a restrictive diet, in my opinion.

We’ll see how it goes post-holiday break when work starts up again and I have to lug around pounds of fruit and large bags of greens haha.

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another avocado salad

romaine. fennel. red cabbage. blossoming chives.
avocado. lemon juice. garlic. stevia.

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.avocado basil pesto.

4 avocados
a bunch of fresh basil
a handful of nutritional yeast
4 large cloves of garlic
juice from 3 lemons
a couple pinches of salt

served on a bed of lettuce to satisfy 2 salad fanatics.
topped with day lilies stolen from my commencement ceremony.

post commencement reception for graduating from the University of Michigan ❤
to which I may or may not have brought my yoga mat.

go blue.

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.an unexpected salad win.

(a special thanks to lots of nori, nutritional yeast, and lots of dried basil)

I have yet to master the art of taking pictures of salads (the pictures tend to be a mess of green, failing to illustrate their drool-inducing essence), which is quite unfortunate because I make one hell of a salad, if I do say so myself. Luckily I have plenty of opportunities to practice as I eat a enormous salad everyday for dinner!

I made an unexpectedly delicious salad for dinner this evening and felt the need to spread the love so here it is:

what goes in…
a few handfuls of greens (butter lettuce and arugula for me)
2 avocados, cubed
3 sheets of toasted nori, crumbled up
2 heaping spoonfuls of nutritional yeast

juice of 1 lemon
2 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons of dried basil
a pinch of cayenne
half a dropperful of liquid stevia

(I ate this entire amount all on my own for dinner
– with roasted sweet potato, parsnips, and burdock on the side –
however this may be a little much for “the average person”
– whatever that means haha
)

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simple cucumber salad

simple cucumber salad

cucumber and zucchini, thinly sliced (with a mandolin)
a handful of dried wakame, soaked

lemon juice, fresh chopped garlic and ginger, green onion

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March 29, 2012 · 2:50 am